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This topic area is an Open Forum. All ideas for Data.gov’s future are welcomed here.
(@toddsinclair)

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empowering with authority at a base level

We all know how layered the government can be and that creates the delays and frustrations we are all familiar with. You need to do what smart companies are doing and empower those directly dealing with the programs or data to have authority to make decisions without having to run it through 4 different layers first. If something doesn't work out that's OK ... we can fix it just as fast!

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(@johnerickson)

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Make it more obvious how to suggest datasets!

It should be more obvious to users of both the main Data.gov site and this Ideascale site how to suggest datasets!

 

1. "Suggest Data" (or something like it) should be a Data.gov main menu item

 

2. "Dataset Suggestions" should be a "Category" here (on the Ideascale-based site)

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(@johnerickson)

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Change "join the dialogue" to "join the conversation"

I applaud the Data.gov "powers that be" for enabling conversations ranging from strategy to technology by implementing this Ideascale-based site. I believe, however, that the site is mis-named. As the great author and consultant Peter Block has said, communities are about *conversations*. This is not mere semantics; participatory conversations amongst concerned stakeholders are inherently different than "dialogues,"... more »

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(@reesegj)

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Find most recent additions to data catalog

I'm always on the lookout for new data sets that I can use in teaching. To this end, it would be helpful if:

1) There were a way to notify me, e.g., by RSS, email, etc., when new data sets are added to the data catalog

2) There were a way to sort the list of data sets in the catalog by date entered

Thanks.

Greg Reese

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(@ncbuyer)

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Open Up U.C.C. (Uniform Commercial Code) Data...

It would be a very good idea to offer UCC datasets, across all 50 states' Secretary of State Office, for all articles: (Sales, Leases, Negotiable Instruments, Bank Deposits, Funds Transfers, Letters of Credit, Bulk Transfers and Bulk Sales, Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading and Other Documents of Title, Investment Securities, Secured Transactions). Dissemination and knowledge of this information would be very helpful... more »

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(@sbourrie)

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Have a Help tab

For people who aren't technologists, it would be really helpful to have a Help page. The tutorial is not up to date.

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(@jeanneholm)

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What Do You Think of the New Data.gov?

We're interested in hearing your ideas about the new site for Data.gov and how we can continue to improve. Is it easier to find information? Do you like seeing some of the apps and mashups people are creating? What do you think?

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(@pauljacobhall)

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Centralize the encryption & data protection laws by location

Create a new data source which contains the laws broken down by country / state / province which outline the rules for exporting / importing encryption and which include the rules for data locality. For example, some countries require companies who conduct business of a certain $$ amount in their country to locate that sensitive data in their country physically and not in another country. There are likely other examples.... more »

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(@robert.harwood)

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Gov't efficiency & suggestion site

Create a space not just for improving this site, but for supplying suggestions to different agencies for improvements. For example: I just read about the revised $100 bill to combat the superbill. However, this is a technology cat & mouse game with another vary sophisticated organization. One improvement that might be more difficult to overcome is to insert a field programmable RFID chip into each bill. The chip... more »

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